Sibos Update

Sibos Fintech Forum – the experts’ views

In the first of a two part series Sibos speaks to fintech leaders and experts about the sector, collaboration with established financial services firms and the topics set to dominate this year’s event in London

Adam Moulson – Chief Customer Officer, Form3 Financial Cloud

 

How would you describe your specific fintech offering in one line to a layperson?

“We help banks and fintechs move money instantly.”

What are you most looking forward to about Sibos in London?

“The rate of change in technology, regulation, banking and competition has been relentless over the last few years. Bringing this together in such an amazing city and impressive space, the whole event will be on a different scale. I’m really looking forward to seeing the level of innovation in the Discover Zone, alongside the mainstream Sibos event - it’s going to be a melting pot of activity.”

What topic do you think will generate the most buzz at Sibos this year?

“There will be a lot of interest in topics such as cybercrime, international trade and initiatives that accelerate the movement of money globally. But there’ll also be a buzz around open data, open business models, platform business models, cloud technology, changing society, and how digital is now part of everyday life in everything we do.”

What makes Sibos unique or special for you?

“It’s the access to such high calibre transaction bankers that makes Sibos special. If you can find a way to get that audience to interact with slightly different types of people then that’s going to be a good thing for the global economy.”

What makes a successful bank and fintech partnership?

“Both the bank and the fintech need to understand what their core business is and find a way to work collaboratively. It has to be a very honest straight-forward relationship with the role of the buyer and the supplier clearly defined.”

 

 

Jamie Campbell – Marketing Lead, Bud

 

How would you describe your specific fintech offering in one line to a layperson?

“We enable anyone to access all of their financial services from within one app.”

What are you most looking forward to about Sibos in London?

“This time being in London, influential people will be attending from the UK, Europe and US. Our business supplies API technology to these organisations and we will be meeting key clients and new businesses at the conference.”

What topic do you think will generate the most buzz at Sibos this year?

“There will be a lot of focus on PSD2 given 14 September is the due date for its implementation across all European banks. Some banks will have met the deadline, some banks won’t, and businesses like ours - offering services based on the technology - will be there to help.”

What makes Sibos unique or special for you?

“It’s the scale. You have to plan and arrange your meetings up-front. I met someone at Sibos in Sydney last year and they said if you’re not having at least 12 meetings a day, you haven’t had a good Sibos. It’s that level of relentlessness and worthwhile engagement that makes Sibos unique.”

What makes a successful bank and fintech partnership?

“In our experience, it’s about making sure from day one that you both align on the vision and commitment to the vision: have absolute clarity on what you’re trying to achieve and what the end result looks like for the customer. From there, everything becomes much easier.